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Synthetic Chemist

LiCa Scientific Recruitment
Alnwick, Northumberland
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Chemistry, Organic, Synthetic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

Synthetic Chemist


Competitive Salary


We are working with a global drug development and manufacturing company who provide a range of services for complete drug development. They are looking for a Synthetic Chemist to join their Drug Substance and Isotope Labelling team based in Alnwick. 

What you’ll do:

• Synthesise and purify chemical compounds within given timeframes and maintain lab notes of batch synthesis instructions.
• Manufacture APIs at tens of gram to tens of kilogram scale.
• Perform in-process analytical testing where appropriate and make sure analytical, microbiological and materials science testing needs are discussed with the Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) team.
• Contribute to lab operations, equipment acquisition, maintenance contracts, stock control, disposal and housekeeping.
• Ensure GMP compliance and documentation when required.
• Work flexibly across site to meet the business needs.

Your background:

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent in chemistry, good knowledge and experience of synthetic chemistry covering process optimisation to ensure successful and cost-effective scale-up. 
The ideal candidate will be aware of current regulatory practices and an understanding of analytical chemistry, impurity control and/or sufficient analytical skills to conduct in-process testing and a good understanding of factors controlling API physical form.
The candidate will be well versed in process safety and have a proficiency for carrying out kilo-scale chemical processing.

On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as am employment agency.


We are a specialist scientific recruitment agency, which has been operating since 2016 working within chemistry skill fields.
Our client base is fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Our main specialisms lie in analytical, commercial, formulation, production and synthesis chemistry functions.   

Our company mission, is to match scientists with organisations based on technical, career or life goals, for the benefit of the individual candidate and client company. This results in reduced staff turnover for companies we work with and greater satisfaction amongst the people we place who go on to perform all the better in their roles.

We are highly specialised in finding the right scientist for the right role, while working in the most supportive and professional manner for all concerned.

This involves both on-market and off-market scientists and broadly we see the market as having four areas to it, which advertising, job board searches and general approaches you receive will only ever provide 25% of.

We offer that 100% access which means if someone is out there and available we can engage with them; whether they are actively on the market or not. 

Company info
+44 161 443 4173
Stockport Business and Innovation Centre
Broadstone Road

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